News & Insights
- Publishing Law Insight – The Perils of Mimicking a Famous Advertising SloganRobert J. Giordanella
If you saw a book advertised by the slogan JUST SAY IT, would another famous advertising slogan come to mind?
- Trademark Law Alert – How Your Webpage Can Be a Specimen of Trademark UseDorothy R. Whitney
If your trademark appears only on your website, can a copy of a webpage displaying the mark be an acceptable specimen of use for a U.S. trademark application for goods?
- Flag Day GreetingsWilliam M. Borchard
For this Flag Day we call your attention to a precedential case involving the word AMERICAN (but not the flag) in which the following service mark (this “Mark”) was held to be registrable for “retail furniture stores” despite the fact that a portion of this mark was found to be merely geographically descriptive of applicant’s retail furniture stores located in the United States.
- Deborah Squiers will chair and she and Robert English will speak at PLI's Fundamentals of Trademark Law in Global Marketplace program
On My Mind Blog
We enforce our client’s copyrights.
The Second Circuit affirms summary judgment for our client.
We established that cigarette rolling paper size designations are generic.
- THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING’S IMAGE IS HELD TO BE A FAMOUS MARK THAT CANNOT BE REGISTERED AS PART OF AN UNAUTHORIZED TRADEMARK FOR BEER
We prevented registration of a mark on likelihood of dilution grounds.
We succesfully represented our client, Major League Baseball Partners, Inc.
- WORLD SERIES is held to be a very famous mark that cannot be registered in the unauthorized trademark HIGH SCHOOL WORLD SERIES.
We successfully opposed a registration on likelihood of confusion grounds.
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